Patriot XPorter XT Boost Review and Benchmark

In the following review, we are focused on the 8GB Patriot XPorter XT Boost USB flash drive. The XPorter USB Flash Drive offered by Patriot Memory offers Ultra Fast 200X Read Speed and a thick, rugged, shock resistant, and waterproof housing much like the OCZ ATV Flash Drives offered by OCZ. This drive also utilizes a bright blue LED that flickers under activity.

Patriot XPorter XT BOOST Image

8GB Patriot XPorter XT

Patriot XPorter XT BOOST Speed Benchmark Test:

The following read/write file benchmark and low level read/write benchmark tests were established using the flash memory toolkit on the 8GB Patriot XPorter XT USB Flash Drive.

8GB XPorter XT File Benchmark

8GB Xporter XT LL Benchmark

Compatible with USB Bootable Linux?:

We were able to successfully Boot Ubuntu 9.10 from this device using the USB Creator For Ubuntu without any problems. Other USB Linux distributions should work as well.

Conclusion: The Xporter XT performed well in our benchmark. Offering 28.7MB/s average read speeds and 10.8MB/s write speeds, this drive should be suitable for just about anything. The only drawback I can find is the width, which could interfere with other adjacent USB Ports on some machines.

How does the Xporter XT 200X USB Flash Drive Rank?:

Four Star Editors Choice AwardWe honor this 8GB Xporter XT with our Editors Choice Top 4 Star Rating based on the following:

  • One Star For Construction/Durablility
  • One Star for Performance/Speed
  • One Star for Compatibility
  • One Star for Features

Editors Flash Drive Rating

Rating: 4